About us

Locally Owned & Operated

A BIT ABOUT US:

City Tavern is a locally owned happy hour and night life hot spot that is sure to please! With a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere, friendly staff members, live local music, and daily specials, there is something for everyone at City Tavern. City Tavern has received awards for, "Friendliest Staff", "Best Happy Hour" and "Best Girls Night Out."

Our completely renovated kitchen now offers a fresh new food menu daily, 11AM-10PM! City Tavern teamed up with celebrity Chef Brian Duffy to bring some of the newest, freshest ideas in gastropub fare to hit Southwest Florida.

City Tavern provides live, local entertainment every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights with music from bands such as Whatever's Clever, Love Funnel, MT-40, Backlash, AP Cowboy, Alternate Route, Acoustic Addiction, Three Crooked Steps, Derek Trenholm, Heather Brooks, Keefe Klug, and more! There is never a cover charge at City Tavern and always a special!

A BRIEF HISTORY:

We are located in the heart of the Downtown Fort Myers River District, adjacent to the Harborside Convention Center on the Caloosahatchee River. Situated in The Dean Building, City Tavern rests on the corner of Bay & Dean Streets. The Dean Building's roots go back to 1914 when John Morgan Dean built the structure around two existing homes built in the 1800's.

In 1998, the Casino Clam Bar was built and in 2000 it was transformed into City Tavern. Downtown Ft. Myers has seen many changes over the years, to say the least. Downtown underwent extreme changes including a totally new streetscape, which was completed in 2009. The latest River District changes include a brand new riverfront basin located directly in front of City Tavern, which was completed in late 2012.

City Tavern has been under the same local ownership since August, 2008. While working closely with the River District Alliance, neighboring businesses, and City of Ft. Myers officials, City Tavern is one of many Downtown destination spots in the Fort Myers River District. We welcome everyone to come enjoy a little piece of Lee County history that is, Downtown Ft. Myers!

Meet The Team

Kevin Offerman

Owner and Boss - Doesn't really do too much

Julianne Adkins

MANAGER - Actually does all the work anyway

Kevin Schroder

MANAGER - Overall great fella. Likes bikes a lot.